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Mon May 27, 2019, 08:01 PM

British Royal Family to Play a Big Role in Trump's Upcoming Visit to the UK

President Donald Trump's three-day state visit to the U.K. next month will be dominated by events with Britain's royal family, according to a new schedule released Friday by Buckingham Palace.

The prevalence of events with members of the royal family this time may also reflect a deeper understanding on the part of Trump's British hosts about what the president personally enjoys doing while on foreign trips. Lavish ceremonial and cultural events on prior trips elsewhere have pleased and impressed Trump to a great extent, and he has spoken glowingly of military parades and royal ceremonies he has experienced on other foreign trips.

This time around, the heir to the British throne, Charles, Prince of Wales, and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, as well as Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, will also play hosts. Also underscoring the personal nature of Trump's June trip is the fact that the president plans to bring all four of his adult children with him to the U.K. for the state visit, a White House official confirmed to CNBC on Friday. The optics of Britain's royal family hosting the extended Trump family are likely to create just the kind of imagery the president is known to appreciate.

Below is an abridged list of the events Trump is expected to attend in the U.K. that will feature members of the royal family, according to the Buckingham Palace schedule.
MONDAY 3rd JUNE

The President of the United States of America and Mrs. Trump will arrive in the UK on the morning of Monday 3rd June.

Her Majesty The Queen, joined by The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, will officially welcome The President and Mrs Trump at Buckingham Palace. The President will receive a Ceremonial Welcome in the Buckingham Palace Garden and The President, accompanied by The Prince of Wales, will inspect the Guard of Honour.

The Queen will host a private lunch at Buckingham Palace for the President and First Lady, after which Her Majesty will invite The President and Mrs. Trump to view a special exhibition in the Picture Gallery, which will showcase items of historical significance to the United States from the Royal Collection.

Afterwards, The President and Mrs. Trump, accompanied by The Duke of York, will visit Westminster Abbey.

The President and Mrs. Trump will then join The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall for tea at Clarence House.

In the evening, Her Majesty The Queen will give a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace for The President of the United States of America and Mrs. Trump.

TUESDAY 4th JUNE

On Tuesday morning, The President and The Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon Theresa May MP will co-host a business breakfast meeting, attended by The Duke of York, at St James's Palace, with senior UK and US business leaders.

In the evening, The President and Mrs. Trump will host a return dinner at Winfield House, the Residence of the Ambassador of the United States of America. The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will attend the dinner on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen.

WEDNESDAY 5th JUNE

On Wednesday, The Queen, accompanied by The Prince of Wales, with The President and Mrs. Trump, will attend the National Commemorative Event for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common, Portsmouth, alongside over 300 D-Day veterans.

The Queen will formally bid farewell to The President and Mrs. Trump in Portsmouth.

https://www.necn.com/news/politics/British-royal-family-Trump-upcoming-visit-UK-510479352.html

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Reply British Royal Family to Play a Big Role in Trump's Upcoming Visit to the UK (Original post)
left-of-center2012 May 2019 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot May 2019 #1
BannonsLiver May 2019 #24
Funtatlaguy May 2019 #2
MuseRider May 2019 #21
MontanaMama May 2019 #3
no_hypocrisy May 2019 #6
smirkymonkey May 2019 #19
BannonsLiver May 2019 #23
smirkymonkey May 2019 #26
BannonsLiver May 2019 #28
dixiegrrrrl May 2019 #30
hunter May 2019 #53
smirkymonkey May 2019 #56
struggle4progress May 2019 #4
global1 May 2019 #5
onetexan May 2019 #39
malaise May 2019 #7
sop May 2019 #8
dflprincess May 2019 #18
hlthe2b May 2019 #9
tanyev May 2019 #12
left-of-center2012 May 2019 #15
demigoddess May 2019 #58
magicarpet May 2019 #10
at140 May 2019 #11
Ilsa May 2019 #42
Doreen May 2019 #55
Solly Mack May 2019 #13
Ohiogal May 2019 #14
smirkymonkey May 2019 #20
onetexan May 2019 #40
Clarity2 May 2019 #51
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dflprincess May 2019 #17
Hugin May 2019 #22
Hekate May 2019 #37
area51 May 2019 #25
Grasswire2 May 2019 #27
demigoddess May 2019 #32
Grasswire2 May 2019 #34
demigoddess May 2019 #47
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demigoddess May 2019 #50
Irishxs May 2019 #33
kimbutgar May 2019 #31
Mrs. Ted Nancy May 2019 #44
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left-of-center2012 May 2019 #45
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 08:04 PM

1. Well, they're giving him plenty of opportunities to behave like the low-class boor he is.

This is the DU member formerly known as The Velveteen Ocelot.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Mon May 27, 2019, 09:51 PM

24. I suspect there will be a lot of mockery behind the scenes.

I envision the queen having a good laugh about how uncouth and hideous fat Donnie is.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 08:04 PM

2. It will be like Randy Quaids visit to see the Grizwalds.

My daddy says I’m the best French kisser.
Clark, this is a mighty fine house you got here. Now, where’s the shitter.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #2)

Mon May 27, 2019, 09:41 PM

21. That is so perfect I

can hardly breathe to tell my husband what you wrote. Thank you for the laugh!

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 08:05 PM

3. What changed?

Why are the Brits fussing over MF45 this time?

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #3)

Mon May 27, 2019, 08:10 PM

6. The Royal Family has to *pretend* to like him because

it's still Great Britain with Fleet Street and Rupert Murdoch. They're hoping if Trump is pacified, he won't grant an "exclusive" story about what the Royals are "really like". Or some kind of trouble like that.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #3)

Mon May 27, 2019, 09:26 PM

19. For the life of me, I can not understand why they fawning over this

repugnant, classless boor and his grifting family. They are under no obligation to him. Why are they doing this? It makes them look weak and pathetic.

I do not understand the power this man has over important people all over the globe. It is so frustrating and just maddening.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #19)

Mon May 27, 2019, 09:50 PM

23. Technically speaking they do since it is a state visit.

The Queen is head of state. That’s part of the gig.

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #23)

Mon May 27, 2019, 09:59 PM

26. But why is the whole family going out of their way to meet with him?

Especially after the way he spoke about Princess Diana. His last meeting with the Queen was a disaster, I can't understand why she just can't meet him for tea and be done with it. They don't have to give him the royal treatment. What could they possibly have to discuss with each other?

The Trumps are a family of poorly educated, low-life, crass idiots. I really can't imagine why the Royal Family would want to expose themselves any more than they possibly have to.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #26)

Mon May 27, 2019, 10:37 PM

28. They're not

The royals had a very warm relationship with President Obama, and went above and beyond anytime he was in the UK. This is going to be more like going through the motions, and shouldn’t be mistaken for affection.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #26)

Mon May 27, 2019, 10:44 PM

30. The schedule seems to be giving The Queen ample breathing room from being around him.


Hell, she is what...90?...now.

I like the way they set it up to say goodbye at Portsmouth, no big official farewell.

I don't like that his freeloading adult kids get to stick the taxpayers with their travel bills.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #19)

Wed May 29, 2019, 11:20 PM

53. Brexit.

Britain needs friends in America 'cause they ain't getting any love in Europe.


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Response to hunter (Reply #53)

Thu May 30, 2019, 08:59 AM

56. That makes a lot of sense.

It's now becoming very clear to me.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 08:08 PM

4. "I suppose I also must do my part to protect our island home against this invader"

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 08:09 PM

5. They're Teaching Him How To Be A King....

That's why Trump is taking his family. He wants to show them how to be a Royal Family. Oops - I just threw up in my mouth!!!!!

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Response to global1 (Reply #5)

Tue May 28, 2019, 04:32 AM

39. More like grifting hillbillies meeting w the queen

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 08:10 PM

7. Lock up the silver

Queenie

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 08:13 PM

8. Watch out for those milkshakes, Donald

n/t

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Response to sop (Reply #8)

Mon May 27, 2019, 09:18 PM

18. They'll never let the crowds get close enough to him for that.

Too bad.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 08:18 PM

9. Prince Harry, Prince William, & Kate Middleton Will Meet With Donald Trump, But Meghan Markle Won't

Last edited Mon May 27, 2019, 09:07 PM - Edit history (1)

Lucky Meghan...

Knowing how close Harry (especially) but also William is to Obama, that should be interesting. Sorry, guys!




So, will Trump say something horrendous about Princess Diana, mock William's balding head, or trip the Queen?

I'm dying with embarrassment already.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #9)

Mon May 27, 2019, 08:33 PM

12. Oh, I think you can count on at least two of those three.

Surely a crude remark about Diana or a racist crack about Meghan would earn a swift response from Harry.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #9)

Mon May 27, 2019, 09:03 PM

15. "will Trump say something horrendous about Princess Diana"

In a 1997 radio interview with Howard Stern just months after Princess Diana‘s death, Donald Trump insisted that he “could have” had sex with the late British royal — but only would have done so if she passed an HIV test first.

https://people.com/politics/donald-trump-sex-princess-diana-hiv-test-howard-stern-interview/

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #9)

Thu May 30, 2019, 12:58 PM

58. I would not insult those two men who have served their country in the military. You

might end up with a broken jaw. And probably no jury would convict them.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 08:19 PM

10. Strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate milkshake,...

.... splash parties where ever they go in England. Cover them head to toe the entire god damn criminal family, every time they venture out in public.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 08:31 PM

11. serve him McDonald's cheese burgers every meal

he will devour them and keep clogging his arteries some more.

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Response to at140 (Reply #11)

Tue May 28, 2019, 06:18 AM

42. Prince Charles is a vegan, I believe.

I hope dotard chokes on his tofu.

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Response to at140 (Reply #11)

Thu May 30, 2019, 12:47 AM

55. I was thinking bowels of Yorkshire pudding would be good.

All of that fat would be good for his arteries.
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 08:36 PM

13. I'm sure the Duke of Windsor would have loved to meet Trump and his brood.

The Duke and Trump could have talked about those "very fine people". Past and present.



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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 08:37 PM

14. Why are they wasting all that time, money, and hospitality

on that disgusting freak of an orange pustule and his equally disgusting spawn?

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #14)

Mon May 27, 2019, 09:27 PM

20. I would really like to know the answer to this question.

I find it bizarre, actually.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #20)

Tue May 28, 2019, 04:34 AM

40. Agree

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #20)

Wed May 29, 2019, 10:56 PM

51. Prince Andrew

Epstein’s island? Thats what Im thinking.

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #14)

Mon May 27, 2019, 10:39 PM

29. The UK invited Dolt 45 for a State Visit.

HM the Queen is the head of state. Therefore, she, and other members of the royal family, must attend the events arranged by PM May’s government.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 09:08 PM

16. I'm curious as to what he'll do to Teresa May since she's leaving office after he and

the imposters depart.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 09:17 PM

17. I understand Prince Charles plans to discuss climate change with him.

I'd love to hear that discussion.

Meanwhile, the queen needs to play the age card. She's 93, why should she put up with this trash? All she has to say is she feels a bit tired, who's going to argue with a woman her age if she says that? (My aunts say being in your 90s is a great excuse to get out of doing something you don't want to do you just say you don't feel well.)

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 09:42 PM

22. How did a commemorative observance become, "All About Trump"?

THIS IS WHAT THE VISIT IS ALL ABOUT:



"National Commemorative Event for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common, Portsmouth, alongside over 300 D-Day veterans."



But, the story has become some sort of Tour-de-Trumpolini.

When and how did that happen?


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Response to Hugin (Reply #22)

Tue May 28, 2019, 12:00 AM

37. It happens wherever he goes. Or he has a snit fit and announces a tradewar.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 09:55 PM

25. Britons, please show your rump to Trump!

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 10:30 PM

27. the Trumps invited themselves to stay in the palace, but the Queen declined.

The Queen's representatives stated that there were too few rooms available due to renovations.

The Trumps responded that they would take those few rooms.

And the Queen's representatives stated that would not do. No can do.

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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #27)

Mon May 27, 2019, 10:58 PM

32. I thought the president always stayed at the embassy when traveling like that. they did

not invite themselves to stay in the palace!!! How tasteless of the trump family. Don't they know protocol?Don't answer, I know.

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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #34)

Tue May 28, 2019, 01:13 PM

47. bush II and his helicopter destroyed the Queen's garden on his visit, so maybe that

hospitality was rethought.

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Response to demigoddess (Reply #47)

Tue May 28, 2019, 01:50 PM

48. I remember that.

Ugh.

I wonder if Trump's checkered family history (KKK father, Nazi Germany heritage, brothel owner and pimp, porn model wife) has any negative effect on popularity with the Royals.

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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #48)

Wed May 29, 2019, 10:44 PM

50. probably. They are just too polite to mention it.

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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #27)

Mon May 27, 2019, 11:11 PM

33. LMAO 🙀🙀👽💀🤖

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 10:54 PM

31. I went on a tour of Buckingham Palace in 2015

We toured a picture gallery in the hall where they have state dinners. There are a lot of pictures of state visits with US Presidents, and there were some great pictures of President Obama. Wouldn’t fat Donnie’s head explode seeing those pictures. It was this whole wall while I was there with pics of the 2 Obama visits!

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #31)

Tue May 28, 2019, 08:07 AM

44. Was there a portrait of Benedict Arnold?

Just kidding.

That would be funny if there were extra pictures of President Obama.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 11:41 PM

35. good. now protesters know the itinerary

have at it you clever Brits.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 11:58 PM

36. Looks like a lot of Americans don't really get it that the Royals have a job to do, & this is ...

...a big part of it. They have to represent the UK. Sometimes it's pleasant, as with the Obamas, and other times they have to make nice to nasty but important people like the Trumps. You think the UK wants a trade war with the US?

The Queen has to deal pleasantly with presidents, prime ministers, rulers, and ambassadors. Given how ancient she is now, it only makes sense that her sons, grandsons, and their wives will take on a big part of the job.

The extended Royal Family have a fairly full calendar of hospital openings, ribbon cuttings, award presentations, and travels to foreign lands to keep friendships and alliances alive. It's required. The notion that a young woman who marries a British prince will get to sit around eating bon-bons is mistaken. I would not want the job.

As for the pomp and pageantry some here complain of, a lot of that seems to have begun around a century ago as -- pay attention now -- a way to get tourists to come and spend money. Also to be of interest to locals. And it works.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 04:18 AM

38. I'll take the Over on number of Royal gaffes Trump makes

Don't know what it is, but give me the over!! Trump is a cringe worthy embarrassment for America.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 06:13 AM

41. Who gives a rats ass

What he appreciates.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 07:25 AM

43. Will they perform a royal exorcism?

.........

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 08:33 AM

45. On his last visit with the Queen ...

On his last visit with the Queen, Trump kept her waiting for about 20 minutes. But Trump later said the Queen had kept him waiting upon his arrival, but that he didn’t mind:
Speaking at a rally in Pennsylvania on Aug 4, 2018, Trump said that the 'fake fake disgusting' news made people believe he made Queen Elizabeth II waiting for him, in fact, insisted he was early. Twitter called him a 'fool' for ignoring the fact that it was televised live and there is proof.
“I landed [and] I’m on the ground and I’m waiting ... I’m waiting. I was about 15 minutes early and I’m waiting ... Hey, it’s the Queen, right? We can wait. But I’m a little early,”



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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 08:37 AM

46. Oh LOOK. He can talk Jeffrey Epstein with the Duke of York. nt

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 02:24 PM

49. They better hope it doesn't rain on Wed, the 5th of June or trump won't go.

That will be his least favorite activity of the week. Something not about him.
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed May 29, 2019, 10:58 PM

52. From what I understand ....

Meghan will not be in attendance to see Malaria or fatso. She's on maternity leave, but you can BEST bet that if Michelle and Barack were going over across the pond, she'd spend some quality time with them. Meghan's a good friend of tennis star Serena Williams who said she's met/seen Archie of Sussex. Meghan absolutely LOATHES the big, fat, orange, sexually-abusing, pathologically lying, racist, law-breaking treasonous asshole tRump, and even though I'm not really into all things Royak, her seeming to 'miss' his State Visit on purpose, it makes me like her even more IF she's not going to even ;ay eyes on and throw up over having to SEE that orange hog.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Thu May 30, 2019, 12:03 AM

54. I don't believe the Queen is into wearing T-shirts ...




but I'd love to see her wear this.



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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Thu May 30, 2019, 09:02 AM

57. Keeping him away from the real

govt officials perhaps?

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